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Steering Problems of Mazda MAZDA3 - part 1

Mazda MAZDA3 owners have reported 113 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Mazda MAZDA3 1
Failure Date: 06/22/2017

I went to go step on brakes to slow down as I was coming up on a vehicle that was stopped due to traffic in front of me when my brakes locked up and I slid right into the guy. I tried to turn my wheel to go on shoulder, but vehicle would not move. I was on the freeway and in traffic. I wasn't speeding as there was no possible way to as traffic was in play, but our lane started to move and I stayed back and when I went to step on brakes, they locked up.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 2
Failure Date: 05/02/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Mazda 3. While driving 45 mph, the power steering warning indicator illuminated and the power steering seized. When the vehicle was turned off and back on, it operated as intended. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Mazda MAZDA3 3
Failure Date: 04/18/2017

While driving the vehicle on city streets and highway the power steering stopped functioning. Causing the vehicle to be manuel steering. A less expierianced driver was opperating the vehicle at the time. Had him turn the car off wait a short time and start the car. Power steering was back. Problem persisted and the car is in for repair. I also see steering problem recalls on the 2008-2009 models.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3 4
Failure Date: 03/30/2017

Aeveral recalls for 2008 Mazda3. . . . . However my VIN isnt assosiated with any and I have all the problema. Power steerings unit stripped2 or the 3 bolts holes ans fell down from cracked engine mounts slight rattling. . . . . Stationary and moving. Idle is at 500-1,000 rpms very odd feeling. Random body damage and entire of bottom engine rusty. . . . Paint rusts as well. Just bought the car on finance and really need some help.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 5
Failure Date: 03/12/2017

The power steering on my car just stopped working and then the next day it was fine. Now, it doesn't work again and I can't drive it. I was in the driveway and wanted to back out to go to work and the wheel wouldn't turn. I need my car for work!! I see others complaining about the same issue - why isn't there a recall? I also had an issue that the gas tank got a whole in it and again - not under warranty, but I see others complaining about that issue as well. My car has about 32,000 miles on it. I bought it in 2014, but it was a brand new 2013 model. I think that this should be covered under warranty or some kind of recall. Like I said, I see others writing about the same issue. Thank god I wasn't driving when the steering decided to quit!! can you help me?.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 6
Failure Date: 03/02/2017

When I start the car and start driving the power steering stiffens and the dash board lights go on and off and the head lights like its losing power. Then is I push the gas to go the vehicle will shut off with the steering will being hard to turn this happened while backing up and starting to drive on the redidential street.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 7
Failure Date: 01/08/2017

Everything shuts down,,,it was stationary at time ,,turned wheel hard,seems to me power steering motor shorting out shutting down all systems.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 8
Failure Date: 12/15/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Mazda 3. While driving 15 mph, the power steering seized and the instrument panel illuminated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v374000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 9
Failure Date: 12/08/2016

My battery was dead. I jump started the car and backed out of my driveway. When I started forward, the power steering had an intermittent malfunction and several warning lights activated. I replaced the battery, and everything returned to normal. In my case, there was no problem because the car was in my driveway. However, had I jump started the car elsewhere, a shopping center parking lot for example, the loss of steering may have had adverse consequences. In researching the problem, I found that this frequently occurs in Mazda3s regardless of the year.

car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Mazda MAZDA3 10
Failure Date: 10/15/2016

Suddenly loss of steering power when backing out of driveway.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 11
Failure Date: 09/09/2016

Any time I proceed to make a turn, my wheel stiffens. Every light in my dashboard lights up. My radio cuts off and car stalls. This is very dangerous. There is a recall for this exact problem with this exact model of car but my VIN is not covered.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 12
Failure Date: 07/20/2016

The car has 43000 power steering went out as I was driving causing a problem vehicle.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3 13
Failure Date: 05/09/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Mazda 3. While driving various speeds, the steering seized without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 10v374000 (steering), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 14
Failure Date: 03/07/2016

Steering wheel locks up while driving. Cannot maneuver. This happens randomly.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3 15
Failure Date: 01/25/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle however, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle started to sputter. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed where it was diagnosed that the oxygen sensor was seized into the catalytic converter and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the steering had excessive movement, while driving. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,352.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 16
Failure Date: 12/30/2015

Steering wheel locking up while driving, unable to turn the car.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 17
Failure Date: 12/22/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Mazda m3. The contact stated that while the driver was driving at 45 mph, the steering wheel veered to the left and recovered but without warning, the failure recurred and caused the driver to crash into a cement barrier with enough force to ricochet into a guardrail on the opposite side of the road. The air bags deployed. No police report was filed. The driver and passenger did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was deemed destroyed. The VIN was not included in the NHTSA campaign number: 10v374000(steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but no investigations were initiated. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Jo.

car image   Steering problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3 18
Failure Date: 11/30/2015

The contact owns a 2006 Mazda Mazda3. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply force to the steering wheel in order to steer the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 19
Failure Date: 11/11/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Mazda 3. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, power steering went out on the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 51,000. Ad.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 20
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

Sudden loss of power steering while driving. Power gets lost, comes back, gets lost and so on about every second.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 21
Failure Date: 10/26/2015

While driving, I slowed down and when turning, my wheel locked up and I had no control over my turn. My abs light flashed, along with the traction light. The radio turned off and then came back on. The wheel unlocked and luckily I was not turning where someone was stopped.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3 22
Failure Date: 10/25/2015

Steering wheel locked up on the highway as I was curving to the right. Caused my car to veer off the road and ran along a rail until the I braked the car. I could not turn the steering wheel and that caused the accident. Last year I had the Mazda serviced which they had fixed the recall supposedly. But this is the second time that this happened. I may not be lucky the next time.

car image   Steering problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3 23
Failure Date: 08/21/2015

Part 1 - 1. Complaint filed on 8/21/15 (arfc/NHTSA id 10750380) (denise from arfc ref 902722). As per instruction, I brought my car to an official, authorized repair Mazda dealer on 8/24/15 (liberty Mazda, wakefield, MA) for a diagnostic report to be done, which was completed. After the diagnostic report was completed, I kept my vehicle there for repair of the power steering completely not working. I faxed and mailed to the NHTSA, the diagnostic report, the total invoice of repair, proof of payment in full, as well as 3-4 more documents provided by liberty Mazda, and I have not yet received any update as of yet. I was told that due to my low mileage, many other complaints by 2006 Mazda 3 owners for the same issue have been filed, as well as the fact that this clearly is a "safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment" (direct quote from odi. Nhtsa. Dot. Gov under "when is a recall necessary?, page 6 out of 20) was told that reimbursement for this costly repair would be issued by recall or by warranty due to my low mileage. Also quoting from odi. Nhtsa. Dot. Gov under "examples of defects considered safety-related", (page 7 out of 20), which states "steering components that break suddenly causing partial or complete loss of vehicle control. ", I absolutely feel that this reimbursement issue be addressed to me as soon as possible. 2. Air bags: I received an email from u. S. Dot NHTSA, dated Friday, 1/08/16 stating my car make/model/year may be involved in a safety recall based on NHTSA campaign id 15v869; subject: passenger air bag inflators may rupture. I then received another email on 2/6/16 stating my car make/model/year may be involved in another safety recall: manufacturer: Mazda north american operations; make / model years : Mazda / 2004-2006, subject: driver side air bag frontal inflator may rupture. . And I have yet to receive any separate.

car image   Steering problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3 24
Failure Date: 08/21/2015

Part 2 -(cont. ) complaint filed on 8/21/15 (arfc/NHTSA id 10750380) (denise from arfc ref 902722). Letters from my vehicle manufacturer providing necessary repair information etc. I am adding these complaints to my existing complaint, as during my initial diagnostic report, dated 8/24/15, I faxed and mailed to you, it states how my vehicle's air bag crash sensor is not working and is in the wrong position, which I had to decline to have fixed, as I am financially unavailable to pay for the repair cost. I feel this issue should also be addressed and covered as soon as possible due to the alarming above-mentioned e-mails I had received and believe that those issues are clearly related. And 3. (part 1) unknown/or other: as a result of having my power steering issue repaired (initial complaint), I was told after the repair by a mr. Carleton at liberty Mazda, wakefield, MA, that when my right directional signal is turned on, it now continuously clicks extremely fast (code b2899 rt directional - est for directional wiring to just start to locate the issue is listed on the submitted diagnostic report is $220. 00) but that it shouldn't effect me getting a new car inspection sticker or anything, so I had to decline fixing due to cost. (this issue is also included in the original diagnostic report as well, that I have faxed and mailed to you. ) I am also unable to afford to have this issue fixed as well, and for the fact that this problem did not exist at all before I originally brought my vehicle in to have the power steering fixed and this issue appeared after that, this should be covered in full and fixed by manufacturer; 3. (part 2. ) continuous issue beginning roughly 3-4 weeks of purchase (bought brand new, not used): clock in vehicle is set to the proper time, but will only last a month maybe at very most before it changes auto and displays a random time.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Mazda MAZDA3 25
Failure Date: 07/25/2015

While driving on the highway I heard a loud clatter like a rock in the wheel well and the saw something bounce out from the side of my car. Moments later the car began to shake and veer to the left. I was able to move over and pull of to the side of the highway to find that my valve stem on my wheel had lost the nut holding it in place so that the valve fell into the tire leaving a large hole. After having the tire replaced (it was destroyed) I saw that the valve (which was part of the tpms) was corroded and could be easily snapped in half. Another of these valves had failed four months prior so I think this is a common problem. Mazda refuses to believe there is anything wrong with their part and suggests that I continue to drive with the remaining sensors.

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